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Coverage of one of California's most severe dry spells on record and its dramatic turnaround

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 10:50 PM PST

Drought Conditions Improve in California After Series of Winter Storms

Drought Conditions Improve in California After Series of Winter Storms

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report shows improved conditions in California after a series of storms.

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 at 07:21 AM PST

States to Meet at Deadline on Colorado River Drought Plan

States to Meet at Deadline on Colorado River Drought Plan

With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been expected...

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 02:47 PM PDT

Outlook for Vital Southwestern US River Remains Grim

Outlook for Vital Southwestern US River Remains Grim

The outlook for the most important river in the Southwestern U.S. remains grim this summer after April storms failed to produce much snow in the mountains that feed the waterway, forecasters said Monday.

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 at 07:17 PM PST

Results of 2018's Second Snowpack Survey 'Far Below Average'

Results of 2018's Second Snowpack Survey 'Far Below Average'

California's water managers measured the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which supplies water to millions, Thursday during a mostly dry winter of above-average temperatures in the southern part of the state.

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018 at 11:08 PM PST

Dry Spell Raises Fears of Drought's Return to California

Dry Spell Raises Fears of Drought's Return to California

California's water managers are measuring as little as 3 percent of normal snowpack in areas of the Sierra Nevada mountains as they conduct the first manual surveys of the state's crucial winter snowfall.

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